Android 4.4.2 KitKat LiquidSmooth ROM For Motorola Droid 3–How To Guide

Update Motorola Droid 3 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. However, this isn’t an official firmware but custom firmware or ROM. The ROM we talking about is LiquidSmooth v3.0 ROM. We already shared many best ROMs for Motorola Droid 3 [code name solana] and LiquidSmooth v3.0 ROM going to extend the list. The ROM mainly known for its various useful features including Linaro 4.9 GCC Toolchain, Custom animation controls, Active Display, Slims QuickSettings, Halo and many more. You can download and install custom firmware LiquidSmooth v3.0 on your Motorola Droid 3. Since, Motorola Droid 3 is capable enough to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat smoothly, LiquidSmooth v3.0 going to be a great experience for you. To learn how to flash this ROM, continue reading this guide to know how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based LiquidSmooth v3.0 custom ROM on Motorola Droid 3.

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LiquidSmooth v3.0 Key Features:

As said already, this ROM is still going through development and you should expect some bugs in it. All bugs and issues expected to be fixed as development progress towards a better build.

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Warning!

This tutorial is only for Motorola Droid 3. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.  

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Motorola Droid 3 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Motorola Droid 3. [Guide].

5. Your device have latest Safestrap recovery Installed. Or have latest CWM version 6.0.4.4 and up or TWRP 2.6.3.0 and up installed. [Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based LiquidSmooth v3.0 ROM on Motorola Droid 3. 

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. LiquidSmooth v3.0 For Motorola Droid 3  [Filename: LS-KK-v3.0-2014-02-11-solana.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: pa_gapps-full-4.4-20131126-signed.zip] or any other 4.4 KitKat GApps

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based LiquidSmooth v3.0 ROM on Motorola Droid 3

  1. Connect your smartphone to PC using USB cable.
  2. Copy downloaded files to the SD card of your smartphone. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  3. Disconnect USB and then turn off your smartphone.
  4. Now boot into Safestrap recovery. To do so, first press power button to turn device on then after the Motorola splash screen, you should see the Safestrap screen. The Safestrap screen should show Safestrap Disabled in red, Recovery at the bottom left, and Continue at the  bottom right. Tap on Recovery button on the Safestrap main screen to boot into Safestrap recovery mode.
  5. Now it’s time to set up a ROM slot for CM10.1. To do so, tap on Boot Options and in the very next screen tap on ROM-Slot-1. Now set the data partition to a minimum of 1GB unless you planning to install tons of apps and games. The other two partitions – system and cache are default and cannot be changed. Wait for the partitions to get set up.
  6. Once the process completed, your ROM slot is ready. Which means it will boot from that new slot from now on. All we have to do now, install a ROM on that slot, which in our case is CM10.1.
  7. Press the home button to return back to the main screen. Now tap on Install and navigate and select LS-KK-v3.0-2014-02-11-solana.zip. On the next screen, slide the button to confirm the installation.The ROM installation will begin.
  8. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 7 but choose pa_gapps-full-4.4-20131126-signed.zip instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  9. When installation is completed, go back to the main menu and select reboot system to reboot the smartphone and boot up into customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM LiquidSmooth v3.0. The first boot will take time, so be patient!

Congrats! Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware based custom ROM LiquidSmooth v3.0 is now installed and running on your Motorola Droid 3. If you stuck on LiquidSmooth v3.0 boot logo more than 5 minutes then go back to recovery and perform Step 5 (wiping task) few more times before rebooting your device.

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